Sunday, 18 March 2018

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    AOFM sells A$800m 2019 tender to single buyer

    Ticker | 05 July 2017

    The Australian Office of Financial Management raised eyebrows this morning when it allocated today’s entire A$800m (US$608m) tender of 3.25% April 21 2029 ACGBs to a single investor at a yield of 2.72%. 

  • BoQ delivers covered debut

    Bonds | 30 June 2017

    Bank of Queensland paid a hefty premium over its larger peers on its long-awaited euro covered bond debut last Thursday, becoming the first non-European issuer to launch a benchmark using the conditional pass-through structure.

  • Eclipx drives rare Kiwi ABS

    Structured Finance | 30 June 2017

    Eclipx Group, a diversified Antipodean financial services company, made a smooth entrance into New Zealand’s sparsely populated securitisation market with last Thursday’s upsized and tightly priced NZ$224.4m (US$164m) auto loan trade through FP Ignition Series 2017-B Trust.

  • Kangaroo in Western Austrlia

    Moody's warns on Aussie housing

    Top News | 23 June 2017

    Fears of an impending Australian housing crash resurfaced last week after Moody’s downgraded the country’s Big Four lenders, though the market response was notably muted.

  • The Westpac bank building is pictured in central Sydney

    No downgrade pushback seen for Westpac US$1.5bn five-year

    Ticker | 22 June 2017

    Westpac (Aa3/AA–/AA–) raised US$1.5bn from a dual-tranche five-year SEC-registered bond offering on Wednesday, with a syndication manager reporting no investor pushback whatsoever as a result Moody’s downgrade on Monday.

  • Aurizon Holdings logo

    Huge demand for Aurizon

    Ticker | 15 June 2017

    Aurizon Network, rated Baa1/BBB+ (Moody’s/S&P), attracted an impressive order book of over A$1.45bn (US$1.09bn), from more than 100 accounts, for Wednesday’s A$425m sale of seven-year medium-term notes. 

  • Warnings over Aussie mortgages

    People & Markets | 09 June 2017

    Fears of a correction in Australia’s housing market are growing even after the country chalked up 103 consecutive quarters without a technical recession.

  • Kangaroo/Pence

    Downgrade rocks Australia's Liberty

    Top News | 26 May 2017

    A mass downgrade of Australian financial institutions last week left Liberty Financial facing an immediate increase in borrowing costs.

  • ireworks explode over the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge

    Australia retains Triple A ratings

    Ticker | 17 May 2017

    Australia has retained its coveted position as one of only 10 countries with Triple A ratings from all three main agencies, after S&P today reaffirmed the sovereign’s AAA status, with a negative outlook. 

  • Budget levy hits Australian majors

    People & Markets | 12 May 2017

    Australia’s major banks suffered dual blows last week, with an annual budget imposing a 6bp levy on their liabilities coming a day after a new inquiry was announced into banking competitiveness.